Officials in Georgia have offered a $350,000 legal settlement to a black man injured last year when a police officer violently slammed him to the ground after mistaking him for someone with an outstanding warrant.
Antonio Arnelo Smith, 47, filed a lawsuit against Valdosta City Council and other city officials in U.S. District Court a year ago.
A spokeswoman for Valdosta City Hall, Ashlyn Johnson, confirmed the settlement offer on Friday.
In addition to the $350,000 settlement, the city – which is in south Georgia just north of the Florida state line – also created a citizen review board to help oversee local police and make policy recommendations.
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Source: Daily Mail